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plenipotent

[ pluh-nip-uh-tuhnt ]
/ pləˈnɪp ə tənt /
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adjective
invested with or possessing full power.
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Origin of plenipotent

First recorded in 1650–60; from Medieval Latin plēnipotent- (stem of plēnipotēns ), equivalent to plēni-, the combining form of plēnus “full” and potent-, the combining form of potēns, the present participle of posse “to be able, have power”
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How to use plenipotent in a sentence

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British Dictionary definitions for plenipotent

plenipotent
/ (pləˈnɪpətənt) /

adjective
a less common word for plenipotentiary
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